Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor in Mechatronics

Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
09 May 2019
08 Jun 2019

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor in Mechatronics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering
University of CanterburyChristchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Applications are invited for a continuing (tenured) position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/Professor in Mechatronics within our dynamic and growing Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Ideally, applicants would have a strong research record in sensors, robotics, and automation with a focus on primary sector applications such as agricultural technology and precision farming. However, sound research experience in other compatible areas of mechatronics will also be carefully considered, which could include instrumentation, sensor networks, soft robotics, UAVs, and UGVs. Experience in, or working with industry is beneficial but not required.

We are seeking candidates who are motivated to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in their areas of expertise and who would relish collaboration with other researchers, research groups, and industrial partners - nationally and internationally.

The Mechatronics Engineering programme has grown significantly over the past five years to 90-100 students per year. This position offers the opportunity to help further develop and enhance the programme. The successful applicant will be instrumental in delivering an undergraduate mechatronics design course, as well as other courses in line with their specific area of expertise. Therefore, previous teaching experience is beneficial.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants who have evidence of academic leadership, demonstrated experience in collaboration with other researchers and industry, and proven excellence in teaching. These aspects are required for higher rank appointments at the Associate Professor and Professor levels.

A PhD degree or equivalent is required for this position.

This position offers the opportunity to be part of a strong, supportive, and forward-looking Department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching and to contribute to the vibrancy of the Department’s research culture.

For more about the Mechatronics Engineering programme visit: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/mechatronics/For more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering, please visit: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/mechanical/

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 23rd June (Midnight NZ time)

Applications for this position are submitted online and should include:

  • a Covering Letter
  • a full Curriculum Vitae with the contact details of at least 3 Referees
  • any teaching evaluations
  • academic transcripts (in English)
  • a 1-2 page statement of research interests, goals, and experience
  • a 1-2 page statement of teaching experience, interests, and potential areas for contribution to our existing courses.

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single PDF file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch - the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Lorna Grubb, Recruitment Coordinator, lorna.grubb@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact, Chris Pretty, chris.pretty@canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.